Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis Volume I Vetus Testamentum
by Carolus Vercellone
Original year of publication: 1861
Reprinted in the year: 2008
Presented here is the Old Testament of the 1861 edition of the Clementine Vulgate. The original work was split into two volumes, because the number of pages in the original exceeded the printer's limits. Used copies of this book are extremely rare. This enlarged edition will serve the needs of students of the Vulgate, who require access to such rare texts.
Carlo Vercellone was a monk in the religious order called the Regular Clerics of St. Paul (also called the Barnabites). He later became general of his order. He devoted much of his life to Biblical studies, especially of the Latin Vulgate. He was commissioned directly by Pope Pius IX to publish a new edition based on the Vatican Manuscripts of the Vulgate. Along with using the Vatican Manuscripts, Vercellone also leaned heavily on Cardinal Mai's 1828 to 1838 edition which was prepared under Pope Leo XII. The 1861 Vercellone edition of the Clementine Vulgate was one of several editions used by P. Michael Hetzenauer in preparing his well-received critical edition of the Clementine text. Hetzenauer repeatedly references the Vercellone edition in the preface to his edition (1914 edition, Ratio Huius Editionis). And, more recently, it was used in the editing and preparation of Michael Tweedale's electronic text which can be found here.
The scans for this edition were graciously provided and used with permission from sacredbible.org. The originals were scanned in gray scale, which can sometimes make the text faint or slightly fuzzy, so please look at the page samples before ordering. Smaller text, although still legible, is more difficult to read.
The New Testament is also available.
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